Performing written cognitive tests with a digital pen allowed researchers to identify differences between "thinking" and "writing" times that may be early biomarkers for cognitive and motor decline.
Children who are physically active have higher cognitive function and increased functional connectivity in the brain later in life than those who are less active, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
Sevoflurane, an anesthetic, causes tau to leave neurons and enter microglia. This stimulates the production of interleukin-6, leading to inflammation and cognitive impairment.
Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer's related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.
Short-term exposure to air pollution, even lower level pollution from charcoal grills or gridlock traffic, can have a negative impact on cognition. However, taking an NSAID medication, such as aspirin, can help minimize the impact.
ISRIB, a synthetic molecule capable of boosting protein synthesis, restored memory function in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and restored protein synthesis in the hippocampus.
Older people who have higher levels of neuroticism are more likely to have worse cognitive function than those with other personality traits. Researchers say personality traits may be related to how well people can maintain their cognitive function, despite developing neuropathology associated with aging and dementia.
People who actively communicate in two or more languages may have a lower risk of cognitive decline associated with aging.
Identical twins were more likely to have similar sun-seeking behaviors than non-identical twins, suggesting genetics play a key role in sun-seeking behaviors. Researchers identified five genes associated with sun-seeking behavior, some of which have previously been associated with behavioral traits linked to risk-taking and addiction.
Sibling study reveals moderate cannabis use during adolescence has adverse effects on cognitive function that cannot be explained by genetics or other environmental factors.